Mixing Metals?- YES!

I am on a HUGE kick right now. I’ve been asked a number of times recently if it is OK to mix gold and silver or any different metals, and my answer was YES without any hesitation! Those questions got me thinking, and ever since mixing metals has become an obsession. Now I’m seeing it everywhere! This post is to show just how great mixing metals can look and how it can add an unexpected richness to a look in fashion or at home.

Thin Gold Ring-Ila&I, click here for similar -for a less expensive version click here, Thin Silver Ring-Ila&I, click here for similar – for a less expensive version click here, Diamond Ring- my wedding band, Gold Rope Rings- my Mom’s wedding rings

The diamond(y) bracelet was more brassy than gold and the diamonds leave a silver effect, but it really accented the grey sweatshirt so I threw it on!

Bangle- Kate Spade, Watch- Michael Kors, Diamond(y) Bracelet- similar

As part of this obsession, I started noticing the mixing of metals everywhere, including pins on Pinterest! These spaces have a lived in, casual elegance to them- very homey. I think it’s because the mixed metals allow the space to feel imperfect… that it’s OK if every metal doesn’t match exactly. Imagine these spaces with all chrome fixtures and hardware.

But the Designer that has mixing metals down pat is Nate Berkus. Look at this kitchen- the brass hardware is so pretty! I might have brass hardware in my future…

I love all of these two tone pieces!

Long Necklace- Pink Mascara , Stackable Rings- similar

This was my very favorite picture! I couldn’t figure out whether I liked the brass hardware and the stainless steel range, or her hair, converse and casual elegance. But who says I have to choose- ha! I hope you’ll join me in mixing metals, whether it be with your jewelry or in your home.


  1. tell it to your neighbor! January 25, 2013

    LOVE Nate’s Kitchen!!! LOVE this post!!! Your rings look awesome!

  2. Yes! Mixing metals is such a great post topic! It’s kind of like black and brown together. I think both look awesome!

  3. Ashley Taylor January 25, 2013

    Mixing metals has been one of my favorite things to do for so long. I’m so glad its catching on!

    xo Ashley

  4. KGolden January 29, 2013

    This rocks 🙂 love the rings :))

  5. Amy Pierce January 30, 2013

    I love your Stella and Dot gold renegade bracelet. I am a Stella and Dot Stylist and you are right, mixing metals is so on trend!!

  6. Melanie Knopke January 31, 2013

    Love the rings…and I love mixing metals too!


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